Dr Alexandria Phillips

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London, SW18
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental space to promote therapeutic change and enhance the overall psychological wellbeing of individuals. I understand that life can be difficult and humans are capable of experiencing a vast array of painful emotions that can impact their ability to live a meaningful life.

I specialise in supporting people with their relationship with food, weight and their body. This includes working with emotional and binge eating, body image, self-esteem and those who experience weight stigma. I work in a holistic way, which means I take both the mind and the body into account. I'm conscious of how the body can hold trauma and use polyvagal theory to inform therapy work in understanding the mind-body connection and supporting people to learn strategies to manage their threat response in an unstable world. 

I am committed to empowering individuals to address life’s challenges in a holistic manner. I work collaboratively with individuals to make sense of current experiences within the wider context of their life, taking into consideration biological, psychological and social factors. This shared understanding forms the basis of clear, evidence-based treatment plans with tailored, meaningful, and actionable goals to improve difficulties and live a valued life.

From my experience of working in a specialist neurodevelopmental service I am able to identify neurodivergence to support appropriate onward referrals for formal assessment as well as adjustments in therapy to support engagement. 

Choosing a therapist can be a difficult and overwhelming decision. I offer 20 minute consultations without charge and with no obligation to book further sessions. This allows you to ask any questions you may have so that you can make an informed decision about commencing therapy.

Sessions last 50 minutes. I offer both short (6 sessions) and long term therapy (>20 sessions). I currently online provide online sessions either video or telephone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology - University of Exeter
  • MSc Mental Health - King's College London
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Royal Holloway, University of London

I have completed a Masters Qualification and Doctoral Level Training as a Clinical Psychologist. I take an integrative, evidence-based approach to supporting individuals, drawing on trauma focused approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to support people achieve personally meaningful goals. I am guided by core principles of integrity, safety and authenticity to create strong, trusting therapeutic relationships which create the foundational basis for change.

I have worked across Tier 3 and Tier 4 specialist weight management and bariatric services and can provide support for those looking to manage weight, their relationship with food, preparation for bariatric surgery and adjustments to life post-surgery. 

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Intuitive eating
  • Mindful eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Binge eating behaviours
  • Yo-yo dieting
  • Weight cycling/weight management 
  • Bariatric surgery: preparation and post-surgery adjustment
  • Body image 


£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Dr Alexandria Phillips
Dr Alexandria Phillips